Aashish Murali

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The FA Cup Final 2018: Chelsea v Manchester United Preview

The FA Cup Final 2018: Chelsea v Manchester United Preview

This year in the FA Cup final, we will see two real heavyweights clash against each other in a bid to get their hands on the beautifully designed trophy and make amends for an otherwise underwhelming domestic campaign. This is all the more true for Chelsea football club whose decline has been every bit as rapid as it was expected after a poor transfer window. The Blues went from comprehensively winning the league to missing out on Champions League football …
Manchester United Transfer Index: Luke Shaw

Manchester United Transfer Index: Luke Shaw

As part of my weekly Manchester United transfer series, I decided to look at the career of Luke Shaw at Manchester United, the present and whether or not there is a future for the young Englishman at Old Trafford beyond the Summer of 2018. It is easy to forget some of the more simpler issues - amidst the whole argument surrounding United's Premier League season with it dividing opinion among the fans, progress versus the lack of entertainment, possibility of …
Manchester United v Watford Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Watford Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the Premier League draws to a close, Manchester United welcome Watford for the final game of 2017/18 as they look to finish with more than 80 points on board for the first time since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. In the end, it has been a drawn-out season of nothingness for United in the Premier League - particularly in the last four weeks, where the club failed to kick on to get as many points as they can. …
West Ham v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the Premier League enters the penultimate round of fixtures, David Moyes welcomes his former side Manchester United to the London Stadium as he attempts to keep West Ham afloat in the top flight for another season. West Ham United have had a miserable campaign in 2017/18. Parting ways with Slaven Bilic early on in the season, the club went for a conservative appointment in David Moyes who although took his time to settle down, has somehow managed to get …
Manchester United Transfer Index: Matteo Darmian

Manchester United Transfer Index: Matteo Darmian

After looking at the future of Daley Blind in my first of the Transfer Index Series of articles, this week we will be evaluating the prospects of Italian Matteo Darmian staying at Old Trafford for the next season and beyond, under Jose Mourinho. When the Italian arrived from Torino for a reasonable fee under £15-million, there was a case for optimism for the supporters. This was Louis van Gaal making a shrewd acquisition in the Summer to address what had …
Manchester United and Arsenal Play out a Borefest in Wenger's Finale

Manchester United and Arsenal Play out a Borefest in Wenger's Finale

Lacking in intensity and urgency, the final game between Manchester United and Arsene Wenger's Arsenal was everything the fixture had been reduced to in the last decade.  As Arsene Wenger was welcomed with a standing ovation and a short commemoration ceremony that involved former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the incumbent manager Jose Mourinho (slightly reluctantly, if I may) congratulating the Frenchman on a fine career, there was a sharp indication as to how little the game that …
Manchester United v Arsenal Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Arsenal Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United versus Arsenal has always been a big occasion for both sides but Sunday will be particularly special one as arch-rival Jose Mourinho led Manchester United will welcome Arsene Wenger for the final time as Arsenal manager. United got the job done in the FA Cup as a final against Chelsea await them in May. A top-four finish in the Premier League is virtually guaranteed, but should United win on Saturday - they take a step closer to the …
United Reach Another Cup Final Under Mourinho in Progressive Season

United Reach Another Cup Final Under Mourinho in Progressive Season

Another cup final for Manchester United. Another cup final for Jose Mourinho. As the final whistle was blown, United celebrated reaching their second FA Cup final in three years and a chance to equal Arsenal who hold a record 13 titles in the oldest domestic competition in the world. Jose Mourinho's side will take on his former employers Chelsea in a repeat of the 2007 final - of the inaugural edition in the new Wembley. Jose Mourinho was victorious on …
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